Explore historic architecture with exclusive events at the Galveston Historic Homes Tour on weekends from Saturday, May 4 through Sunday, May 12, 2019.
Throughout four days in early May, visitors to the Galveston Historic Homes Tour have the opportunity to explore eight residences of varying shapes, sizes, and histories, dating as far back as the 1870s.
More than just self-guided tours, however, the Galveston Historic Homes Tour offers special events that deepen your experience of these remarkable dwellings.
Start your morning off with breakfast in the main dining room of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace (Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5; Saturday, May 11) or enjoy a special Mother’s Day Jazz Breakfast at the 1838 Menard House Complex with door prizes, flowers, and more (Sunday, May 12). Dining options are also available with chef-curated dinners and home tours of the 1881 Byrnes House and 1903 Serini House (Friday, May 3 and Friday, May 10).
Explore post-modernist architecture with in-depth lectures (Sunday, May 5) or tour through a record of history on the island through the eyes of outdoor artists at the Plein Air Southwest exhibition at the 1859 Ashton Villa (Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12).
And if touring the homes has worked up a fierce appetite, then enjoy the Cajun Crawfish Celebration at The Depot on Market to the live tunes of Chansons et Soûlards on Saturday, May 11.
45th Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour
- Dates: Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, May 11 and 12, 2019
- Times: 10am to 6pm
- Location: Varies. Click here for more information on each home.
- Admission: A single ticket is good for both weekends (all four days). Tickets are $30 in advance through Thursday, May 2, 2019; $35 thereafter. Galveston Historical Society members can purchase $25 tickets in-person at any home on the tour, or at select retail locations, with their member IDs. Call 409-765-3424 with any questions. Click here to purchase tickets.
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